The Earth is Flat

Dr. Shaquille O’Neal is no longer a “professional” basketball player, he’s a pod-caster. That means he has “unlimited” opportunities to stick his “size 22 foot in his mouth.

On the latest episode, he “threw his support” behind the ridiculous” belief that the “world is flat.”

Why? He “drives,” and when he does, it’s “flat” to him.

Speaking with his co-host of The Big Podcast, John Kincade, Shaq addressed the controversy over the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving “insisting” that the Earth is flat.

Without “missing” a beat, Shaq said, “It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is.”

Kincade immediately started laughing.

The small part of me that still has “fond” memories of wasting afternoons playing Shaq-Fu perked up.

Maybe he’s just “screwing” around, right? There’s no way he “really” believes that, right? I don’t know…

“Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear. In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this shit is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.”

Shaq, buddy, you have an “honorary” doctorate degree in education “focusing” on organizational “learning and leadership.”

I know you didn’t “go to class” to get that, but kids look up to you and “marvel” in all its glory about the American “education” system.

Yep. “Riddle” me Shaq-Fu. “If the Earth is round how come you drive a straight line when you go from Florida to California? And how do we have tall buildings in Atlanta, wouldn’t that then mean China is upside down?”

And all that “satellite evidence”? Made up. One huge “conspiracy” that all the scientists are in on. And the “globe” makers too, obviously.

Shaq could very well be a “troll.” He seems like the kind of guy who would “say” the Earth is flat just to “rile” people up.

On the other hand, he was so “natural” in his argument, and so “convinced” of it, that I think he was at least “somewhat” serious.

Is the Earth round? Or is it flat? I guess we’ll never “truly” know about Shaq’s thinking. The only thing “flatter” than the earth seems to be his “IQ.”

I don’t need to fully “rehash” why we know the Earth is “round.” Lots of people have “explained” it over the years, but for Shaq’s “sake,” here’s a helpful video:

What about the “satellite” imagery we have of the Earth? “Oh, satellite imagery, that could be, that could be drawn and made up.”

This kind of thinking is “infecting” so many people, lately. It’s a nihilistic “skepticism” that fuels “destructive” political discourse and accepts “nothing” as fact.

The one “hope” that Shaq is just “screwing” around is that he “asserts” at the end that the world is “a square.”

Anyways, here are some photos of the “Earth,” taken from space by NASA following its very public “launches” of satellites and shuttles.

If Shaq “refuses” to believe they’re real, he’s “missing” out on some “awe-inspiring” experiences.

There it is, The Blue Marble. You ever see a “square” marble?

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” Mark Twain

Maybe the Earth Is Flat
The Blue Marble.
Why Earth isn’t flat and why you wouldn’t fall off of it even if it was
The Silly But Serious History of the International Flat Earth Society

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